College track and field: Dragons men place first at Al Bortke Open

MSU Moorhead athletes win several events Sunday in the annual event hosted by UMary.

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BISMARCK — Minnesota State Moorhead’s men’s track and field team placed first at the Al Bortke Open on Sunday at the Bismarck Community Bowl.

The Bison men compiled 150 points to place first while host school UMary was second with 140 points.

In the men's 100 meter, Jerome Crayton took home the win in 10.96 seconds, a new personal record.

In the men's 4x400 relay, the Dragons’ team of Elliott MacLennan, Kendrick Major, Ibrahim Oduong and Thomas Kern won in 3 minutes, 15.20 seconds.

In the men's 5,000 meter, MSUM’s Joel Brault dominated, winning the event by more than seven seconds in 15:52.25.


Colin O'Farrell won the men's 800 run in 1:56.01, a personal best.

The Dragons had the only three teams in the 4x100 relay, with Thomas Kern, Shyrone Kemp, Ibrahim Oduong and Eliott MacLennan winning in 41.44.

Robynn Rolle-Curry won the women's 100 in just the second time she’s run the event collegiately. She placed first in 11.81, which was just .02 seconds off of the MSUM school record. Rolle-Curry also won the women's 200 in 24.58.

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